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Posted by Lauren Hertel on Wednesday, September 7 2016


Nicole Ardoin

Adults get most of the credit for structuring and managing the world, but researchers are finding that children play a much bigger role in society than we often imagine.

Using rigorous research designs, behavioral theory and approaches borrowed from public health, a team of Stanford researchers recently measured the effects of a youth energy-behavior program on the Girl Scout participants and their families. The results, published today in Nature Energy, show that educating the girls about energy-saving behaviors led to positive changes in both the girls and their households.


The study showed that energy-saving educational programs changed behavior positively, said Nicole Ardoin, an associate professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

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